Vancouver, BC, Wednesday, May 31st, 2017 – TransCanada and Breakfast Club of Canada are pleased to announce their continued partnership to offer school breakfast programs. Over the past two school mornings, local students in Smithers and Fort St. James, British Columbia have been served a nutritious breakfast by TransCanada staff, in celebration of this continued partnership. The non-profit organization and energy infrastructure leader joined forces in 2014 to provide funding for three breakfast programs across the province, and since have expanded the partnership to include six school programs in Ontario and an additional two in British Columbia.
“TransCanada has been engaging with communities in northern British Columbia for the past five years about our proposed pipeline projects and has heard consistently, that training and education are of primary importance in this region,” says Rebecca McElhoes, Community Relations Manager, TransCanada. “We strive to be a good neighbour and a dependable and trusted community partner. We make a point of listening to our neighbours and we support organizations and initiatives that bring communities together, develop leadership and support families.”
“TransCanada’s support over the last five years has enabled children who benefit from the Club the ability to start their day off right, says Josée Desjardins, Vice President, Ontario & Western Canada at Breakfast Club of Canada. “Their expansion within British Columbia and the country has been instrumental in the success of the programs and the children we reach.”
“The support of Breakfast Club of Canada has been tremendous for our program’, said Barb Turney, Vice-Principal at Muheim Elementary. ‘We are now able to serve a much greater variety of healthy foods, including fruits, vegetables, and eggs. The Club was instrumental in helping us figure out the best way to run our program, and our students are now excited each morning to see what’s for breakfast.”
ABOUT BREAKFAST CLUB OF CANADA
Breakfast Club of Canada is a non-profit organization that provides funding, equipment, training and support to school breakfast programs across the country. We are dedicated to making sure every child starts their day with a meal, helping them thrive at school, and in their community. Founded in Quebec in 1994, Breakfast Club of Canada began to fund and support school breakfast programs nationwide in 2005.
With more than 65 years’ experience, TransCanada is a leader in the responsible development and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure including natural gas and liquids pipelines, power generation and gas storage facilities. TransCanada operates a network of natural gas pipelines that extends more than 91,500 kilometres (56,900 miles), tapping into virtually all major gas supply basins in North America. TransCanada is the continent’s leading provider of gas storage and related services with 653 billion cubic feet of storage capacity. A large independent power producer, TransCanada currently owns or has interests in over 10,100 megawatts of power generation in Canada and the United States. TransCanada is also the developer and operator of one of North America’s leading liquids pipeline systems that extends over 4,300 kilometres (2,700 miles), connecting growing continental oil supplies to key markets and refineries. TransCanada’s common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges under the symbol TRP. Visit TransCanada.com and our blog to learn more, orconnect with us on social media and 3BL Media.